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Industry Suggests Increase In Spiked Supplements Reflects FDA Investment In Testing, Targeted Selection

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The number of products marketed as supplements and identified as tainted in 2013 grew 136% from 2011 – the year after FDA announced it would take “swift and strong” enforcement action. Trends in recalls and public notifications likely reflect FDA’s investment in testing products, a strategy in need of updating, supplement industry trade groups say.

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